This matchup brings back memories of the last time Baylor faced the Cougars at home in 1983. In one of the most thrilling games of the year, the Bears overcame a three-point deficit late in the game to win 40-36. Although the Cougars’ quarterback, future NFL Hall of Famer Steve Young, finished the game with 464 yards total offense (351 passing, 113 rushing), the Bears, led by current “B” Association President Cody Carlson, were just too good that day.
It was a devastating loss for BYU. Had the Cougars walked away with a victory, BYU would have finished the season as one of only two undefeated teams in the country, greatly increasing their chances of facing the other undefeated team, Nebraska, in the national championship Orange Bowl game.
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